OPM4000 - Principles of managing projects - 2018

6 points, SCA Band 3, 0.125 EFTSL

Postgraduate - Unit

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Information Technology

Chief examiner(s)

Dr Gro Bjerknes

Unit guides



  • First semester 2018 (On-campus)


FIT5057, FIT5178, FIT5194


The project management methods, frameworks, and organising principles will be explored and supported with industry case studies across different industry sectors and project types. Project management process groups, the different project life cycles, and alternative methodologies will be introduced to demonstrate how projects are managed.


On completion of this unit, students should be able to:

  1. Differentiate and select effective and creative communication methods.
  2. Critically assess project scope, tasks, stakeholders and resources to select and implement appropriate project management tools and techniques.
  3. Formulate effective leadership and management strategies for both teams and stakeholders.
  4. Critique the terminology, tools, techniques, and processes in project management.
  5. Work together in a team and reflect on how the team can improve its performance.


In-semester assessment: 100%

Workload requirements

Workshop; which comprise lectures and tutorials in block-mode (taught over two sets of 2.5 consecutive days), with up to 140 hours of combined face-to-face time attending workshops and off-campus preparation and assessment work.

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